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Firefox Tabbing Resizes

Monday, January 9th, 2006 · 1 Comment

For a while, I had been experiencing this really annoying problem with Firefox — I’m using the latest version, Firefox 1.5 — wherein opening a new tab (or control-clicking a bookmark to open a new tab, which I do often) would cause the whole browser window to resize slightly. Depending on the smaller size of the resized window, the shift would sometimes be very slight, but it was enough to make me nuts. It seemed to happen more often with Gmail than other sites.

Yesterday I finally figured out what the culprit was: In Tools -> Options -> Tabs, “Hide the tab bar when only one web site is open” was checked. Uncheck this bad boy and you’re good to go. All this does when it’s unchecked is show you your primary tab as a tab if you only have one open, which is kind of cool anyway, and a very small price to pay for the most annoying little glitch ever


Hopefully the good folks at Mozilla will fix this little bug in a future release.

Tags: web stuff

1 response so far ↓

  • 1 shrey // Jan 10, 2006 at 12:03 pm

    they had that option in the 1.0 release.